The easiest way to check a generator that I've found is to put +12 volts to
the terminal from the battery, ground to the case.
It should turn like a motor, if it does it's most likely good.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Frank Clarici" <email@example.com>
To: "Spridgets" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2006 9:35 PM
Subject: Generator bench test
> I hope I am doing something wrong or I have 7 dead generators.
> I thought if I spun it with an impact wrench I would get some volts out
> of the back of it.
> 4 of them showed almost a whole volt, 3 of them didn't make the dial wink.
> I got .86 volts out of the best genny. I was sort of hoping for maybe
> I put the probes on the large teminal and grounded the other to the
> generator. Spun it with the impact wrench which goes pretty fast but I